The three friends met whilst studying classical music at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 2001. After years of focus on classical repertoire the desire to explore something new, something different, something more mainstream, grew stronger. Each band member contributes a unique style of composition creating a varied and diverse repertoire. Their performances bring original music with sounds derived from Latin, Jazz, Classical, African and World Music. As well as aspiring to make a stand in the Australian music industry, August Third hopes to inspire and entertain their audiences with honest, heartfelt lyrics and music aside from their playful antics and humorous nature.